File Your Patents Electronically

On Friday, March 17, 2006 the PTO launched its new electronic patent filing system.  The new system operates using PDF files and is expected to be the avenue-of-choice from now on. Benefits of filing electronically include:

  • Instant filing receipt to ensure your filing date;
  • Applications immediately viewable in Private PAIR;
  • Submission is validated for completeness;
  • No scanning errors;
  • Less wasted paper;
  • No express mail fees.


3 thoughts on “File Your Patents Electronically

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    Naming, shaming adware advertisers (and an ad so bad it’s good)

    Welcome to today’s IT Blogwatch, in which companies involved with adware get named and shamed. Not to mention a bowel-shatteringly awful radio spot for a used car dealer …

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    The link to the PTO’s efile system is bad. Delete the “http://” at the beginning and you should be fine.

    DDC: Fixed

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